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, the obama administration has pursued the same so supposes that is predecessors, the same that inflicts damage to america's strategic position. it covers out, the obama administration today is not just presiding over his called middle east peace process. the very demise of the nice features solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict. of the obama administration intervention in libya was able to overthrow moammar gadhafi, if not incubating in libya at a significant threat to american security interests. as we detail in our book, "going to tehran," the obama administration has gone beyond and threatening the islamic republic to do something which argued even more dangerous, to discard anime engagement of the strategy for dealing with the islamic republic of iran. they're sure to reach out to the islamic republic of iran of field and therefore engagement is perhaps. the result is on president obama/the middle east balance of power has shifted further away from the united states and allies and i was at the end of the george w. bush administration. this brings me to another critically impo
change america's middle east policies. but instead the obama administration has pursued the same sorts of policies as its predecessors, the same policies that did such damage to america's strategic position. as a result, for example, the obama administration today is not just presiding over a stalled middle east peace process, it is presiding over the very demise of a two of state solution to the israeli/palestinian conflict. and while the obama administration's military intervention in libya was able to overthrow moammar gadhafi, it is now incubating in libya a senate threat to american security -- a significant threat to american security interests. and as we detail in our book, "going to tehran," the obama administration has gone beyond the bush administration in threatening the islamic republic to doing something we argue is even more dangerous, to actually discrediting engagement as a strategy for dealing with the islamic republic of iran. they've to done so by saying tht they've tried to reach out to the islamic republic of iran and failed and, therefore, engagement is perhaps a
of hope and change. the obama administration was going to be that transcendent administration that brought us all together. that is why barack obama earns the white house because he said he was going to be the great uniter. remember the beautiful inaugural address is glorious where he said to conservatives, i want to listen to you, especially when we disagree. nice coming beautiful idea. he was going to meet with conservatives in congress once a week. i was a great idea. he met twice. so three days after the speech, conservatives in congress came and had a meeting and eric cantor reticulated conservative to run increasing taxes. that we shouldn't do that. you know what obama said three days after? he said eric, i want, you must come i trump you on that. a week later he said i want the folks who got us into this mess to do a whole lot less talking and a lot more listening. you can talk a little, but he wants you to stand beside mine so we cleaned this up for you. unbelievable, condescending notion of unifying the country, bringing us together. instead kansas city mantra of attack and vilify
of a first cameraman. what is your association with the obama administration? >> in 2008 on the campaign i was a personal videographer that i carried through the first two and a half years of the white house. the last cycle i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house but in the super pac and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008 civic there was an ad in craig's last. no. i was in the right place at the right time. a friend was working as cnn as a documentary producer. i was a fiction film maker. she knew i was passionate about politics and brought me in then i hit it off with a senator and started traveling. >> how long did you do it? was a 24/7? >> especially on the campaign and felt that way i was living in chicago but maybe two or three-- per month but it scaled back at the white house because the president does value having dinner with his daughters so i dinnertime i could have a reasonable chance he would do family stuff. >> who has the video? >> it is at the white house and those in twos the white house and it has to be preserved for posterity
emirates of afghanistan in which revived and presented itself as a really grave dilemma to the obama administration as it arrived in 2009. and so our effort was to do what think tanks do which is just to try to provide some ground truth and some complexity and granularity about this phenomenon, recognizing that the sort of clicheed iml imagine of a one-eyed mullah and his band of devoted and intractable fanatics was inadequate and really a falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not to prosecute a particular view of the taliban, but just to start to document some sections of its diversity and some aspects of its character that were otherwise, um, not part of american debate or discourse. so i'm really, really proud of this book and of peter particularly whose leadership of the national security studies program at new america over the last five years has been one of my joys in my office just to support him and to watch him. and katherine as well who worked very, very hard. the last thing i want to say is that this book and the ideas and the research in it is really parking lot o
is not an option. the obama administration provided financial incentives for paying and promoting teachers. proponents rightfully point out that they are huge potential improvement over systems of which all teachers are paid according to the uniform summer schedule that gives zero way to any measure of performance in the classroom. on the other hand, many experts have warned of these can teacher assessment data have large margins of error and can deliver misleading results. the union representing new york teacher spent more than $100,000 on a news paper added a campaign built around the headline this is no way to write a teacher. opponents argue that the value added assessments create false precision that would be of use by parents and public officials who do not understand the limitations of this kind of investment. this is a case where everybody is right up to a point. the results were giving teacher often based on a single test taken on a single day by a single group of students. all kinds of factors can be to random fluctuation. the correlation in performance from year to year were a s
of unsold houses should be sought, but all of this will occur only if a reelected barack obama could somehow find the unique temperament required to work with his administration, to move to the center and discover ways to reach meaningful compromise with a congress willing to pass legislation the country so desperately needs. what is not a subject of this paper, one can ask and will he be reelected? rarely have presidents been reelected to a second term as popularity ratings in the 40% level, which is where obama rests. so does romney. it's interesting to note only three of 19 presidents elected to a second term had relatively less popularity rating at the time of the reelection, as low as their election. but for wilson, harry truman and george w. bush. these presidents experienced troubled or failed second terms. history aside, one cannot discount the possibility obama would win by based on statistics like this, but because the electorate judges had the best alternative of the two candidates. the test of the second term is another matter however. thank you. [applause] we really would welcom
. the resolution of the supply of unfilled housing should be tried but only if a reelected barack obama can somehow find a unique instrument required to work with this administration to move to the center and discover ways to reach meaningful compromise with the congresswoman to pass legislation that this country so desperately needs. although it's not a -- one can ask will he be reelected. historically rarely have presidents been real elected to a second term with popular ratings in the 40% level, which is where obama rests, but so does romney. interesting to note that only three of the 19 presidents elected to a second term as relatively less popularity ratings at the time of their reelection. these are woodrow wilson, truman and george w. bush. these presidents experienced trouble or failed second terms. history aside, one cannot discount the possibility of obama would win not based on statistics like this, but because the electorate elected him the best alternative of the two candidates. success in a second term for obama is another matter, however. thank you. glaa[applause] speak we would real
as the electiones over, either president obama will reverse the judgment he made to get himself through the campaign, or the romney administration will build the pipeline. that's my -- that and three dollars can get you a cup of coffee at starbucks. even if keystone weren't built the canadians would export it to china. it's actually not that big a deal for them. >> host: the greenhouse is going to happen either way. >> guest: unless canada changes its policy towards the sands. >> host: thank you very much. i enjoyed the conversation, and congratulations again on the book. >> guest: thank you very-very much. ...
of some policy framework . the truth is that if keystone is not built, either president obama is going to reverse the judgment that he is made to get in soaker this campaign and where another whether romney administration will build the pipeline. then $3 ditch your cup of coffee at starbucks. but even if keystone work still the committees would just exported to china. it's actually not that big a deal for them. >> the greenhouse gases are going to happen either way. >> and less candid changes its policy toward the sand. >> thank you very much. i enjoyed the conversation. congratulations again on the book. >> thank you. >> that was book tv signature program in which authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy
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